KCDC announces new quarantine procedures for Korean nationals returning from abroad

KCDC announces new quarantine procedures for Korean nationals returning from abroad

the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced a change in virus testing procedures for citizens returning from abroad those arriving without symptoms will not be transferred to separate quarantine facilities but will be required to follow self quarantine procedures before undergoing tests within three days of arrival chaals Prime Minister directed local […]

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An Infectious Disease Expert Weighs In On COVID-19

An Infectious Disease Expert Weighs In On COVID-19

[Music] Coronavirus is a human virus as well as a virus that can affect certain animals, and there are two kinds of SARS coronaviruses that have caused diseases in humans. The SARS-CoV-1 and the one that’s circulating now is SARS-CoV-2. It’s an RNA virus that causes predominantly respiratory problems. COVID-19, by the way, is the […]

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The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do

The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do

In December 2019 the Chinese authorities notified the world that a virus was spreading through their communities. In the following months, it spread to other countries, with cases doubling within days. This virus is the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Related Coronavirus 2 that causes the disease called Covid-19 and that everyone simply calls coronavirus. What actually […]

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How can we solve the antibiotic resistance crisis? – Gerry Wright

How can we solve the antibiotic resistance crisis? – Gerry Wright

Antibiotics: behind the scenes, they enable much of modern medicine. We use them to cure infectious diseases, but also to safely facilitate everything from surgery to chemotherapy to organ transplants. Without antibiotics, even routine medical procedures can lead to life-threatening infections. And we’re at risk of losing them. Antibiotics are chemicals that prevent the growth […]

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How To Name A Disease (Like COVID-19)

How To Name A Disease (Like COVID-19)

Hi, this is Julián from MinuteEarth. In 2009, a disease swept across the globe and infected millions, and before it was officially named 2009 H1N1 Flu, it was popularly dubbed “swine flu.” Panicking countries banned sales of pigs and pig products, turning the pork industry on its snout and Egypt even went so far as […]

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Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you

Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization made an announcement. “In the past two weeks, the number of cases of COVID-19 outside China has increased 13-fold. COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.” The coronavirus, or COVID-19, disease had already overwhelmed China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy. And this was a warning to other […]

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S. Korea has begun cohort research on COVID-19 with WHO

S. Korea has begun cohort research on COVID-19 with WHO

the nation Central Disease Control and Prevention has begun research on COBE 19 with a group of local experts they’re classifying patients by age and gender to identify characteristics which the virus may have a meeting will be held by the KCDC on Wednesday with two experts from the whu-oh after the global health body […]

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